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Brad Hurst
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#19

Forgive another indulgence in block games (I think I've listed 4 now in my top 20 list), but this one is good. Its an era which I have not yet had in this list. Particularly if you've already familiarized yourself with any of the other block games mentioned, this one shouldn't be too hard to pick up and play. The siege aspect being the most challenging part to learn.

Another good release from Columbia Games. The rules are pretty clean now, but went through some changes upon first being released. Thank goodness for the age of the internet and living rules!
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Board Game: Crusader Rex [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:748]
Brian Morris
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Raytown
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Good block game.
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Board Game: Crusader Rex [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:748]
Andy Foulke
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Bethel Park
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Greeley
Colorado
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Firestone vs. Daren (though, I heard it wasn't much of a challenge for Firestone )
 
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Board Game: Crusader Rex [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:748]
Dan Rivera
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Fountain
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King Richard I "The Lionheart"

How can he not be on the list? He won battles from the holy lands to the coasts of france. And is one of the generals/kings that have become legendary.
 
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Board Game: Crusader Rex [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:748]
Asa Swain
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Brooklyn
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If you are going to add Hammer of the Scots, you have to include Crusader Rex. Great wooden blocks, only a 2-3 hour long play time, and a wonderful theme. Save the holy land from the Saracens!
 
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Board Game: Crusader Rex [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:748]
Andy M
United Kingdom
Norwich
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23/04/08 : Matt's Saracens won 5-2
07/05/10 : Matt's Franks won 4-3

This is a good block game. Easier than Rommel, fast moving, lots of tense decisions to make. It is the anti-Rommel, Matt has to roll 1s instead of 6s. The dice seem to adapt for him.
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Board Game: Crusader Rex [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:748]
Kent Reuber
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San Mateo
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The Assassin piece from Crusader Rex. The only black counter in the game. I doesn't really fight, but gets used when playing the Assassin card.
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Seth Howard
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Portland
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Board Game: Crusader Rex [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:748]
Darren M
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Fort Vermilion
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A Crusade Historian's Review

enricodandolo

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/105227
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Darren M
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fatso

Wordcount: 18004
Game comments: 218

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/viewcollection.php3?username=fa...

Brian gives some exceptional commentary on a wide range of games. He has an affinity for Wargames and Euros... from the light to the heavy. I find these types of commentators to be some of the most interesting and enlightening as they have a diversity of tastes and are able to see the pros and cons across a wide range of genres. thumbsup
 
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Doug Faust
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Malverne
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#18: Crusader Rex - 6.67 (27 ratings)
 
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Doug Faust
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Malverne
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#3: Crusader Rex - 9.07 (17 ratings)
 
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Board Game: Crusader Rex [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:748]
Alan Kaiser
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Aurora
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Similar to Hammer, only about 7 pages of rules. The playing time is more like 3 hours or so.
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Erik D
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Elmhurst
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Crusader Rex - Rank: 185

There's a somewhat decent representation of titles ending in X. You know why? Xs are awesome. What other letter can be written three successive times and have three different meanings? XXX can mean porn, moonshine, or the wrestler. People from Arkansas hold each one with equal importance.


Runner-Up:
Neuroshima Hex! - Rank: 194
 
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Pete Belli
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Florida
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Princes and potentates in the Middle Ages were extremely accident prone. If they weren't catching the plague or drinking a goblet of accidental hemlock they were drowning in rivers like Frederick the Holy Roman Emperor did in 1190.
 
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Henrik Lantz
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Uppsala
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http://www.youtube.com/?v=W9DexWojadw
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Board Game: Crusader Rex [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:748]
Jim Scheiderich
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Liverpool
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Add this with its family: Hammer and Liberty. I divide off the earlier games as I have experience only with War of 1812

While there are rules that separate the games given the period and settings, they are easy to learn once you've got one under your belt.

I'm sure that War of the Roses will join as well when released.
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Richard Maurer
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Chicago
Illinois
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Joshua Miller
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Holland
Michigan
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Stickers very lovingly applied, never played.

Free shipping to continental U.S. I'll cover the first $10 to other destinations.
 
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Dave Lartigue
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Springfield
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Soon afterwards, Matt decided to make me wise in the ways of wargames with this lovely block wargame about the Crusades. I went in feeling a little intimidated but afterwards I wanted more more more! As a result, I now own Rommel in the Desert, another block wargame, but I haven't played a real game of it just yet. (Soon!) You can read more about my Crusader Rex experience here.
 
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Eric Landes
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Hillsboro
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Okay, so technically my avatar is Crusader Rabbit from the old 50's TV Cartoon that wasn't really about the Crusades anyway.

But then Crusader Rex has the same initials. And it's a real good game. It's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
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Robert C Kalajian Jr
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Simsbury
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Block wargames interest me. I like Wizard Kings, but HoTS really opened my eyes to these games.
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Scott Moore
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Played 8 times and I am very keen to play more. A small number of changes to the basic format give Crusader Rex quite a different feel to its Jerry Taylor-designed predecessor Hammer of the Scots. Furthermore, Crusader Rex is an improvement on HoTS; the luck of the cards has a more limited effect in Crusader Rex and the players' strategy is less constrained. Overall, Crusader Rex is strategically and tactically richer and thus even more satisfying than Jerry Taylor's first game.

UPDATE: a first play of the 2nd Crusade scenario in Onward Christian Soldiers reminds me of what a good game Crusader Rex is, but I need to try the 3rd Crusade scenario in OCS before I can make a valid comparison.
 
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Tony Nardo
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Ellicott City
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